Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir has been talking about Lionel Messi ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg at the Camp Nou.
Fekir says Messi is the best footballer in the world but insists his team will do everything they can to keep him quiet when the two teams face off.
“Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe. It’s always fun to play against these kinds of teams. And it’s normal that the fans expect a lot from me in this match. We will give our all. Even if we know that it’s going to be a tough match,” he said.
“For me, he’s the best player in the world. I’ve already faced him on the pitch at the World Cup. Lionel Messi has been at the top for ten years. He’s been decisive every year. He wins trophies for his team. We will do our best to stop him.”
Source | Olympique Lyonnais
Fekir missed the first leg through suspension, and his return will boost Bruno Genesio’s side for the return leg.
Lyon managed to prevent Messi and Barcelona scoring in France but keeping them out at the Camp Nou is a different story altogether.
Valverde’s side have found the back of the net in every single home game this season and scored seven in three group games at the Camp Nou.